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A giant blue cock on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London

Looking fabulously daft is this giant sized cock which currently occupies the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square in central London.

Created by Katharina Fritsch, ‘Hahn/Cock’ is a 4.72m high giant sized domestic farmyard cockerel, resplendent in a vibrant ultramarine blue finish. 

Designed to symbolise “regeneration, awakening and strength,” the cock will remain perched on the plinth until early 2015.

I think it looks great – it brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.

[This pic © Fridgemaget]

Previous Fourth Plinth scenes

Antony Gormley’s ‘ One & Other’ project ran from July to October 2009 and invited a total of 2,400 selected members of the public to spend one hour on the plinth.

Running over the course of a hundred consecutive days, there was always something interesting/strange going on – even in the dead of night.

Mation, one of the regulars from the urban75 bulletin board, took an early morning slot between 2-3am on a Friday morning, with friends turning the Square into a mini rave. Much mischief was had!

Unveiled on Monday 24 May 2010, “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle” was a delightful piece by leading Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.

What’s next for the plinth?
Check out this BBC article: Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled.

More info: The Fourth Plinth